“Knockanure Notes — 15th October, 2017”

ST PIO devotions in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 17th (3rd Tuesday). Devotions will commence at 7.30pm as usual with Rosary, Mass and Benediction. The witness will be given by John Stack.

ICA Cookery Demonstration with Lizzie Lyons from Lizzie’s Little Kitchen, Listowel and Ireland AM fame. On Tuesday, October 17th at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane.

SCÓR NA NÓG: Anyone interested in taking part in Scór na nÓg please contact cultural officer Tara Mulvihill on 087/6103393.

SEANCHAI; Wednesday October 18th – Tim Enright: Forgotten Man of Listowel Letters, With Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Michael DeMordha, Vincent Carmody & Martin Moore. We remember Listowel born Tim Enright, socialist and translator of the Great Blasket Island writers including Tomás Ó Crohan & Michael O Guiheen. The story of the Drumboe Massacre in which four anti-treaty IRA volunteers, including Enright’s uncle Daniel were shot dead in 1923, will also be recounted.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Draw. There was no winner of the €5300 jackpot for Friday 13th October.

Numbers drawn were 3, 11, 20, 27. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Lisa Cotter, c/o Leens; 2. Shane & Michelle Keogh, Rathkeale; 3. Ann Stack, c/o T. Collins, Lisaniska; 4. Mary Keogh, Tournafulla and 5. Margaret Frawley, Kilmorna. Next jackpot is rising to €5400 with draw to be held on Friday 20th October.

GRAVEYARD Committee meet in the Marian Hall on Monday 23rd at 8pm, please attend.

DEATH occurred on 2nd October 2017 of Sheila Carmody (née Kennelly) Glashnacree, Lyreacrompane, Listowel, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Listowel. Sheila, wife of the late Michael. Survived by son Mattie, daughter Lulu, sister Bridie, sister-in-law Nora, daughter-in-law Marie, son-in-law Ken, grandchildren Jason, Yvonne, Alastair and Ceri, great-grandson Aidan, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Requiem Mass for Sheila Carmody was celebrated on 12th October 2017 at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Lyreacrompane at 11 am with burial afterwards in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

DEATH has taken place of Carmel O’Sullivan, (Nee Sheehy) of Oakdene, Cahirdown, Listowel. Survived by her husband Patrick (Patsy), her loving son Éamon, Patsy’s children Liam, Tom, Pádraig, Kevin, Máire and Brendan. Sadly missed by her sisters Peggy, Pat and Anne, brothers-in-law Dominic, Tom and Oliver, sisters-in-law Mary and Maureen, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and nephews. Requiem Mass for Carmel O’Sullivan was celebrated at St Mary’s Church, Listowel on Wednesday 11th October 2017. Burial afterwards in St Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

SYMPTATHY: To Mary Collins & Family, Moyvane Post Office on the death of her first cousin Mary Foley of Killarney, who died recently.

DEATH of Fr. Hallie Ashe, Texas, late of Gurtinard & Church St. Requiem Mass for Fr. Ashe, on 16th October 2017 at 11.30am, burial St. Michael’s Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Martin O’Connell, Bro Michael McAuliffe, Jack Dore, Paddy Faley, Patie Wren, Mary Kennelly, John Somers, Mary Ellen Deenihan, Dan O’Donnell, Joan Hillard, Sr. Ambrose Buckley, Ellen Woods, John Connell, Norrie Donegan, Sean Broderick, Moira Nash, Mick Reidy, Jack Dunne, Nora Stack, Michael T Flaherty, Paddy Keane, Ita Vaughan, Anthony Foley, Willie Harnett, Jerry Galvin, Ann Higgins, Mass in Marian Hall; Sat 21st at 7.30pm for Kitty Roche, Limerick (1st Anni) and Sun 22nd 11.00am mass for Gerry Galvin, Leitrim East (Anni), his parents Brendan & Eileen & his brother Pat. Mass Knockanure, Sun 22nd at 10.00am, for Dec Members of the Cronin Family, Knockanure Village.

Get well mass Knockanure Thurs 19th at 7.30pm.

COLLECTIONS: Parents Association Murhur N.S. collection raised €721.95 while the Irish Heart Foundation collection €645. Very many thanks for your generous support and the collectors who volunteered for these Church Gate Collections.

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES: All positions are filled for the committee for this year following their AGM. However, volunteers are still needed to help with the many and varied activities. Contact Brigitte 085/1018226 for info. Your help and support would be appreciated.

GLAS Training at the Arms Hotel on 26th Oct from 10am to 5pm.

TOURIST Accommodation Seminar 16th Oct. at St John’s Listowel at 7.30pm

TALK: Liam Irwin will deliver the first talk of the season for the Rathkeale and District Historical Society on this Friday October 13 at 8pm. The topic is Michael Scanlan the Fenian Poet, and it will also include details about the Fenian Rising in Ardagh and Kilmallock. The venue is the Community Arts Centre, overhead the Library New Line Rathkeale, admission is free and all are welcome.

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice is the keynote speaker at Rathkeale Arts Centre on Friday Nov. 17th at 8pm.

WASTE: Hazardous Waste collection at Listowel Mart on Nov. 4th from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

VERSE Competition at the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on 20th October at 8pm.

SCAMS: Several in the neighbourhood have been affected by scams, the methods are always changing, so be on the alert.

ORDINATION TO THE PERMANENT DIACONATE: of Denis Kelleher, Tralee, Thady O’Connor, Kilcummin and Pat Coffey, Killorglin in St. John’s Church, Tralee on Saturday October 21st at 12 noon. Celebrant: Most Rev. Dr. Ray Browne, Bishop of Kerry.

TRIP: Listowel Parish Pilgrimage to Poland 1-7 July 2018. There are a few places left in Listowel Parish Pilgrimage to Poland in July 2018. If interested please contact Listowel Parish Office (068-21188) to secure your place. There is a meeting in St Patrick’s Hall on Thursday, 19th October at 8.00 p.m. to up-date pilgrims on the pilgrimage.

TALK: Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly will speak on his experiences as a missionary in Africa and at home, inviting us all to “Reach out and spread the Joy” on Thursday 19th October in The Rose Hotel, Tralee. This event, starting at 8pm, is being hosted by the Diocese of Kerry in celebration of World Mission Day, all are welcome.


Moyvane Development Association celebrates its 25th festival this October Bank Holiday weekend.

On Friday night, October 27th the third Rambling House will take place in The Marian Hall, starting at 8.30pm. On Saturday night, the 14th Annual Boro Buffet will be held.

Sunday. The annual Vintage Rally display, Craft Fair and Farmer’s Market will take place in and around the Community Centre, starting at 12 noon. The local Youth Club are having a sponsored walk, meeting at 12.45pm and departing the Community Centre at 1.00pm. The Annual Dog Show takes place at 1.00pm in the Church Car Park. There will also be a kid’s tractor run in the school grounds at 1.15pm. In the Sports field a Family Fun day. Sunday night first Barn Dance in the Community Centre. Bank Holiday Monday the North Kerry Harrier’s Hunt at 12noon. At 1.30pm in the Marian Hall the Halloween Fancy Dress party takes place.

TICKETS AND POSTERS: available for Concert featuring the Three Tenors after all Masses. We would really appreciate if Parishioners could take these flyers to their place of work to promote the Concert.

MISSION SUNDAY worldwide. The theme for Mission Sunday 2017 is ‘Reach out and spread the Joy’. Fr. Paddy Dore, Charles Street who has spent over 40 years in Chile who will preach the homily at all of our masses in Listowel this weekend.


L1021 (Moyvane to Anamoy Bridge). Road closure from Monday 16th Oct to Friday 20th Oct. Road open in evenings and at weekends. Local access facilitated & diversion in place. L1015 (Glin road out of Moyvane) Road closure until 20th Oct. Local access facilitated and diversion in place. Road closure is 24hrs but will be opened for the weekend. L1020 (Ahavoher Graveyard to N69 junction at Skehanierin. Coilagurteen Road). Road closure until 15th December. Road open at night and at weekends. Local access facilitated & diversion in place.

THE ANNUAL HALLOWEN ACTIVITY CAMP will take place at Listowel Family Resource Centre from October 31st- November 3rd inclusive from 9.15am-1.15pm daily with plenty spooky fun planned. The camp will include a diverse range of activities including; arts/crafts, cooking, computers fun/games and more besides. Limited places available contact Patrica Lyons on (068 23584)

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a free ‘Writers Clinic’ on Thursday 19th October, with a 30 minute 1-1 segment allocated to each person. Suitable for emergent writers. This clinic will be facilitated by Kerry County Council’s new Writer in Residence Annmarie Ní Churreáin. Advance booking necessary, phone Listowel Library on 068-23044 for further details.

SAGE IS A SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY SERVICE OF VULNERABLE ADULTS. We are seeking volunteers to work with our service in the Kerry region. We are holding an information evening on Date: Thursday 9th November 2017 Location: Imperial Hotel , Denny Street, Tralee Time: 6.30 p.m. Please contact Helen Fitzgerald on 01 5367335 or email: helen.fitzgerald

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a ‘Cartoon Capers’ workshop

with Author and Illustrator Alan Nolan for children aged 8-12 yrs on Thursday November 2nd (Mid Term) at 10.30 AM. The workshop is part of the Children’s Book Festival which runs in Libraries all over Ireland in October / November this year. Advance booking is necessary by calling Listowel Library on 068-23044. This is a free event.

MILFORD HOSPICE FUNDRAISER at the Devon Inn Hotel on Friday, November 3rd 2017.

DRIVE against suicide will take place on 5th November they will stop at Clounmacon Pitch for refreshments, details from 087 0672962.

PARKINSON’S CONFERENCE Sunday 29th Oct. in the Malton Hotel Killarney, 10.15am. to 3.30pm. Guest speakers. Registration essential1800359359 all welcome, free to attend and fell free to bring along a family member or carer.


With Manus McGuire, fiddle and Emily Flack, singer pianist and Ottawa Valley dancer.

Wed 25th, PADRAIG POTT’S GUIDE TO WALKING. A play written and performed by Seamus O Rourke. Set in seventies and eighties rural Ireland when rural folk lived in the auld house prior to bungalow bliss, The black and white bush t.v. brought changes as well as Charles Mitchell, Steve McGarett and Ironside. A story of nostalgia and innocence as well as happiness.

Fri 27th, DONAL CLANCY’S SOLO IRISH TOUR, More from 068 22566.

FEILE NA SAMHNA – a weekend of cultural highlights based on the history of Tarbert is being celebrated this November. – On Fri. the 3rd of Nov. we have traditional tales and music with Eddie Lenihan in the Community Centre at 8.30pm. Tickets for both events are available from or at the post office.

THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND JOBS TEAM – at the Tarbert Development Association (TDA) extend an invitation to all business owners and business representatives in Tarbert to a meeting on Wed. 18th 8pm in the Bridewell. The agenda items include our “Shop Local Campaign" (Phase 2) and the wider strategic development plan.

COMMUNITY WALKERS AND STROLLERS – Every Monday evening – meeting at 7.15pm at the Bridewell (open to all)

COACH TO EMMANUEL HOUSE CLONFERT; Wednesday October 18th. Contact Ann on 087 7456092 for details.

GOING FOR GOLD: Huge congratulations to Abbeyfeale Town Park and Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns and to Leen’s Hotel who won the Judges Award, the Most Improved/Incentive Awards and the Overall Runner Award at the Going for Gold Awards last week in the Strand Hotel in Limerick.

COMMUNITY ALERT: If you have been a victim of crime call the crime victims helpline on Freephone 116 006 between 10—5.30pm Monday to Friday.

MEN: A free Men’s exercise and activity programme runs every Tuesday evening for 10 weeks in Teach na Feile, New St, Abbeyfeale, from 7-8pm in association with Limerick Sports partnership and the Men’s Shed. For further information ring 061:333600.

CRAFTS: Meets every Tuesday evening in the West Limerick Resources Hub Room based in the Further Education & Training Centre Abbeyfeale, from 7pm to 9pm. New members are welcome. Contact West Limerick Resources on 068 31198 or Madeline on 087 9707989,

DANCE WITH JOSEPHINE: Classes in sets, waltzing, foxtrots etc have started on Tuesdays in the Railway and then on Wednesdays in Fr. Casey’s you can learn sets from 8.30 – 10.30pm. Further information from 087 09267037.

GLORACH MUSICAL Concert on Wednesday, October 18 at 8pm, For bookings ring 087 1383940.

REUSE Month 2017; Reuse is an easy way to protect our environment and climate while ensuring the wellbeing of our community over the coming years

BAKING: Kerry Group wins BakingTech 2017 Innovation Award. 07-Mar-2017 By Gill Hyslop

The global food ingredients company won the American Society of Baking’s 2017 Innovation Award for Operational Excellence at BakingTech 2017, held in Chicago. Their enzyme reduces cost of making confectionary.

MARY I: Mary Immaculate College, Open Days for undergraduate programmes take place on the 19 and 20 of October on Limerick Campus between 9am – and 3,30pm.

FAMILIES: Sun Oct 8 2017: Family Fun Day at Mary Immaculate to kick-off World Meeting of Families programme. Sunday’s event, which runs from 1p.m. to 5p.m., will capture the essence of family as children, parents, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins come together for fun-filled celebration that will be a reminder of the beauty of family.

A special Festival Mass was held at 4p.m. but before that there was three hours of inter-generational revelry as all ages come together to enjoy family fun activities. They will get to enjoy food stalls, a mobile farm, face painting, archery, an obstacle course, water zorbs, music and games and more.

Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy said: “We have the exciting prospect next year of Ireland hosting the World Meeting of Families in Ireland and we wanted to launch our programme in support of this great event by celebrating families through a fun environment.

(Several bands and choirs were at the event)

THOUGHT: The problem is that if we trust in man we are always let down. No, we shouldn’t trust in man– not ultimately. If we don’t trust in man or God, we are in an awful lonely mess, too. You see, if we don’t trust anyone, we live in fear, but if we trust in God, then we don’t have to fear man anymore. – Stefani Carmichael.

VOLUNTEERS: Overseas Volunteers Required Volunteer IT/HR Admins, Montessori/Primary/Secondary Teachers, Physios, Accountants, Social Workers…all required for funded placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean. No previous overseas exp required, no upper age limit! Contact Viatores Christi apply for more info.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre (066 7134276) Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 18th &25th Oct., 7pm-8.30pm. Meditation in Movement-Sacred Dance: Sat. 21st Oct., 10am to 1pm. Booking required, phone 0667134276. The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs. Oct. 26th & Nov. 2nd, 7pm-9.30pm. AA Open Public Meeting: Wed. 1st Nov., 8.30pm-10pm. Ardfert Historical Lecture Series-Luftwaffe over Kerry: The story of German wartime air crashes in Kerry during WW2 by Justin Horgan, Thurs. 9th Nov., 8-10pm.

ODORNEY: Golden Jubilee of the Consecration of St. Bernard’s Church will be celebrated in June 2018. It is proposed to produce a book to commemorate this occasion. We would be very grateful for any photographs of events in St. Bernard’s in the past 50 years.

FATIMA Miracle.

On October 13, 1917, tens of thousands of people gathered near a small Portuguese village to witness the fulfilment of Our Lady’s promise.

"More than fifty thousand devout, sceptical, and curious people gathered at the Cova, and those watching from afar, experienced something overwhelmingly miraculous. …

First, the rain stopped abruptly, and the sun grew luminously brighter. The sun started to spin and shoot beams of light, causing everything to turn different colours. But it was not a rainbow that people were seeing. The sun increased in size as if it were being hurled towards the earth. People felt sure that there was no escaping death at this point and dropped to their knees praying fervently and crying out to God for forgiveness. Even the sceptical and cynical suddenly found reason to pray."

MISSIONS: The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 43, Number 4, 15 January 1910


" The Mission-Spirit in Ireland." Boston, Jan. 2, 1910. Editor Review: — The inference to be drawn from the article "The Mission-Spirit in Ireland" on your Propagation of the Faith page, this week, is that among the Irish of to-day the readiness to seek the distant field (unless to ” follow the Irish") is not so keen as in days gone by. Well, perhaps that’s true, Nevertheless I have just been reading in the New Zealand Tablet an account of those missionaries who have died in Africa in recent years, and the number of purely Irish names on the roll is noteworthy. Will you kindly find room, if possible, for the names of these Christian heroes and heroines—these Irish priests and Sisters who have shown that their missionary zeal was no less ardent than that of their illustrious predecessors in the early ages of the Irish Church? Here they are: — Father Dornan, of Belfast, died of fever at Lokoja, on the Niger River, in August, 1886, seven months after his arrival in Africa, and at the age of twenty-eight years. Father O’Carroll, of Cashel, died of fever at Tanta, Egypt, in February, 1881, five months after his arrival in Africa, and at the age of twenty-nine. Father Hennebry, of Ossory, died on board a homeward bound steamer off the West Coast of Africa, July, 1885, seventeen months after his arrival, and at the age of twenty-five years. Father Connaughton, of Westmeath, died at Lagos, West Africa, April, 1887, eighteen months after his arrival, and at the age of thirty-three years. Father Moran, of Tipperary, died in Dahomey, West Africa, August, 1887, three years after his arrival and at the age of thirty-three. Father Downey, of Kilkenny, returned in shattered health from the West Coast, where he had spent four years, and died at Lyons in 1892, at the age of thirty-one. Father Garvey, of Leitrim, died on board a homeward-bound vessel on which he was returning in shattered health in 1896; buried at sea off the West Coast of Africa, aged twenty-five. Father Wade, of Dublin, died of black fever at Salt Pond, in West Africa, in 1898, at the age of thirty-six, ten years after his arrival. Sister Felicite (Miss Kirwan, Dublin), died at Lagos, West Africa, October, 1878, at the age of twenty-two years, six months after her arrival. Sister Cecilius (Miss O’Riordan, Limerick) died at Lagos, West Africa, in 1887, at the age of thirty-one, five years after her arrival. Sister Dominick (Miss O’Riordan, Cork) died at Lagos, West Africa, in 1878, at the age of twenty-three, five months after her arrival. Sister Silvius (Miss Murphy, Cork) died at Porto-Novo, West Africa, in 1888, five years after her arrival, at the age of thirty years. Sister Ignatius (Miss Howard, Bruff) died on the Gold Coast, West Africa, in 1892, nine years after her arrival, at the age of thirty years. Sister Thecla (Miss Moran, Tipperary) died at Porto-Novo, West Africa, in 1892, at the age of twenty-seven, seven years after her arrival in Africa. Sister Lucien (Miss O’Connell, Mayfield, Cork) returned in shattered health from West Africa after a stay of four years; died at Cork of African fever shortly after her return, at the age of twenty-three years. Sister Iphigenie (Miss McEveny, Ballinbough) died at Abeokouta West Africa, in 1894, three years after her arrival, at the age of twenty-three. Sister Jean (Miss K. Howard, Lottera) died at Cape Coast Castle, West Africa, in 1895, at the age of thirty-two, seven years after her arrival. Sister Zenon (Miss A. O’Sullivan, Ireland) died at Cape Coast Castle, West Africa, in 1896, at the age of twenty-seven.


Irish History


HC Deb 19 July 1900 vol 86 cc478-9 478


I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the number of police employed in protecting the farm in Derry situate near Listowel, the property of John Sands, and whether the police so employed cost the district £160 479 ? per year; and, if not, how much; and whether, having regard to the present condition of the district, the extra police so employed on this farm will be removed.


Two constables are employed in protecting the caretaker on the farm referred to. They will be removed when, in the opinion of the authorities locally responsible, the necessity no longer exists for their employment. The men are supplied from the free force of the county, consequently their employment entails no charge whatever either to the district or the county.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the whole duty those men have to perform is to arrest the emergency man and charge him with drunkenness?


HC Deb 19 July 1900 vol 86 cc479-80 479

§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that an annual sum of £200 has been voted from 1865 to 1891 to the Royal Irish Academy as salary to an Irish scribe, including cataloguing and printing Irish manuscripts, and that a like sum has been included in the general grant-in-aid voted to the said Academy between 1892 and 1899; whether the transcription of Celtic manuscripts ceased on the death, in 1880, of Mr.

O’Longan, the last of the Irish scribes, whether the copying of Irish manuscripts since 1880 has been by photograph, and whether the photographing of old Irish manuscripts ceased with the completion of the Yellow Book of Leccan in 1895; and, if so, can he say what has been done with the £200 a year voted for Irish scribes since 1880, and the £200 a year for printing Celtic manuscripts since 1893; whether the proceeds of the sale of the four folio volumes facsimiled or photographed at the expense of Parliament have been refunded to Her Majesty’s Treasury, or spent on the general purposes of the Royal Irish Academy; and whether, if the Royal Irish Academy be unwilling to publish Celtic manuscripts, he will consider the desirability of transferring the present annual grants for this purpose to some of the other existing antiquarian societies in Ireland.



The sum of £200 was voted from 1865 to 1870for "Salary of Irish Scribe and for Cataloguing and. Printing Irish Manuscripts," and from l871 to 1890 for "Researches in connection with Celtic Manuscripts." In the Estimates for

1890?1 and up to 1896?7 this special item was merged in a grant of £400 for "Researches into and publication of Celtic Manuscripts." Since 1897?8 the grant to the Academy has been voted as a lump sum, but the Academy have from year to year allocated a similar amount to such researches. Since the death of Mr. O’Longan in 1880 the manuscripts have been reproduced by photo-lithography, and the last one published was the Yellow Book of Leccan in 1895. The proceeds of the facsimiles published by the Academy have never been refunded to the Treasury. The receipts from the five volumes of "Facsimiles of National Manuscripts of Ireland," published by the Stationery Office, were, of course, paid into the Exchequer. The Academy is anxious to continue the publication of Celtic MSS. But it has full discretion as to the disposal of its grant-in-aid, and recently it has devoted its income mainly to collecting material, for a Thesaurus of the Irish language, which will be a most important aid to the study of the texts themselves.


What are the researches to which this sum has been, devoted during the last few years?


To the preparation, of a dictionary of the Irish language.


Will that dictionary-be published before the end of next, century?

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